Tying off loose ends before launch

Today I'm proofing the print version of my book Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff in hopes of being able to approve it for sale.

I'm still hoping Apple will come through with activating the ebook for purchase through iTunes/iBookstore, but it's starting to look as though I may have to launch without it there. Bit baffling since I uploaded it over nine days ago, but I've written to support and am hopeful that will shake it loose from wherever its stalled out in the review process. Seems to be a side effect of their quality control for new books and apps and I know I'm far from the first content creator to be impatiently reloading that status screen.

Amazon has obligingly reactivated their Associates program just in time for me to use those links and make a little extra per copy. (MetaGrrrl.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. There. That's that participation requirement covered.)

Hey ho, the glamorous life.

Notes from last week

Things you can do with no internet:

Have a cup of tea. Tidy up the house. Laundry. Listen to music. Clean the nasty stuff out of the fridge. Carry out the trash / recycling / compost. Write postcards. Read books. Walk on the treadmill. Watch some of your backlog of video podcasts. Do dishes. Take a nap.

Things you could do with no internet but actually didn't get around to:

Draft blog posts. Hand wash delicates. Sort through old stuff and take pictures or scan things and add to the Goodwill box / recycling / trash. Sweep the front steps. Sweep the back porch. Make soup stock.